Sitaatti Arutsista : National and political figures have been expressing their hopes and prayers for Peres' full recovery ever since the news of his stroke hit. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wrote: "Shimon, we love you and all the people wish you a speedy recovery." Netanyahu has been getting continuous updates from the hospital.
President Reuven Rivlin said: "I am following with concern the
updates from the hospital, and pray together with the entire people for
my friend Shimon's recovery."
Chief Rabbis Yitzchak Yosef and David Lau also published statements wishing Peres a full recovery.
Rabbi Lau: "Peres has many merits in heaven from his decades of work
on behalf of the nation of Israel, especially the strengthening of
Israel's security since its establishment. It is fitting for all to join
in prayer for his recovery at this time."
Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef also said everyone should pray
for Peres' recovery: "He has the merit of saving the world of Torah
study. He initiated the exemption from army service for yeshiva
students, and he's always had great appreciation for Torah."